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Stacktape logoStacktape vs. 
Firebase logoFirebase

Firebase is a purpose-built BaaS (backend as a service) platform for mobile and web applications. Stacktape is more holistic in its approach - it can be used to deploy any application, including websites, APIs, ML pipelines and much more.

Firebase is very easy to use at first, but can get very limiting or completely unusable for non-trivial use-cases. Stacktape, on the other hand, can be used from MVP to IPO.

More supported use-cases

Stacktape supports significantly more use-cases. It gives you the full power of AWS, allowing you to deploy Containers, SQL and NoSQL databases, API Gateways, MongoDb, Redis & more.

Unlimited flexibility and control

Stacktape deploys directly to your AWS account. You can easily customize and extend anything deployed by Stacktape.

Cost at scale

Firebase can get very costly very fast when you go out of the free tier.

Less vendor lock-in

Applications created using Firebase and its client SDKs are very hard to migrate away from. They typically require a full re-write. With Stacktape, you can migrate to any platform supporting containers or lambda functions.

Optimized build process

Stacktape supports zero-config, heavily optimized parallel builds with content-aware caching.

Smaller community

Being a new product, Stacktape does not have a large community yet.

No pre-built APIs

With Stacktape, you need to write API code on your own, using your preferred library or framework. While this is not as convenient, it also gives you significantly more control and flexibility. You are not forced to use an abstraction that might not work well for your use-case.

No client SDKs

Stacktape does not include client SDKs in itself. However, you can use AWS Amplify libraries to facilitate interactions with your backend services.

Less pre-built capabilities for mobile apps

Stacktape doesn't come with purpose-built features for mobile apps.

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